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The 'Politics' Behind Oil Price Fall

Is Saudi Arabia launching an oil price war in tandem with the US to undermine or at least weaken energy dependent adversaries Russia and Iran? Even the 1986 oil price war was given a political dimension and was seen as playing a considerable role in the collapse of the Soviet Union three years later. According to this calculation even the US will be hurt if the oil price is to drop below $70 a barrel and may see its shale oil bonanza comes to an end. It was a different market then in 1986, when OPEC was adopting a strategy of defending an offic [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

N. Korea can build nuclear warhead

WASHINGTON- The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said he believes Pyongyang has the capability to build a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on a ballistic missile.Army General Curtis Scaparrotti said he thought North Korea's connection with Iran [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Spain defends Canaries oil drilling plan

"We are talking about matters that are in the power of the state, not of the Canary Islands government," Saenz said. Spain on Friday launched a legal challenge to defend plans to explore for oil and gas off the Canary Islands, a popular tourist destination. Madrid outraged the Canaries' regional government, residents and environmental groups in Aug [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Look to energy names for global demand clues

That compares with a forecast of 11.1 percent growth for the entire S&P 500, Thomson Reuters data showed. The S&P energy sector up about 6 percent from Oct. S&P 500 energy earnings now are expected to decline 4.3 percent in the fourth quarter, which is down from a July 1 forecast for 10.4 percent growth, Thomson Reuters data showed. The decline has [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Bulletin Board

Join SWT Ranger Leo Jennings on a walk around Chinthurst Hill to look at the management past, present and future. SWT Ranger Leo Jennings, 07968 832504. SWT Ranger Lucy Bryce, 07968 832501. Join SWT Ranger Lucy Bryce for a 6-8 mile walk. Well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome and dog owners must pick up after their dogs.Distance: [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

The ‘Politics’ Behind Oil Price Fall – OpEd

By Alsir Sidahmed It is no longer a issue of whispering in the corridors of the oil industry. It is now part of public debate. Is Saudi Arabia launching an oil price war in tandem with the US to undermine or at least weaken energy dependent adversaries Russia and Iran? The latest to join this […]T [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Happy Birthday Andy Clements

I wouldn’t normally use this blog to wish a happy birthday to a friend but Andy Clements’ 60th birthday deserves celebrating. Andy is a great birder, a great bloke, a great conservationist and a great bloke (no harm in saying that twice). He has done (is doing!) a great job leading the BTO and is one of the most respected leaders in UK nature c [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Past Climate Change Was Caused By Ocean, Not Just Atmosphere

Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere. The study shows that changes in heat distribution between the ocean basins is important for understanding future climate change. However, scientists can’t predict precisely what effect the carbon dioxide currently [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Coalition Collision: Jokowi Vs The Opposition In Parliament

Current development suggests that the opposition-dominated parliament would be President Jokowi’s biggest challenge in delivering reform. Therefore, it will be highly essential for Jokowi to win public support to protect government policies in the parliament. In the best-case scenario, Jokowi will be able to preserve and upsize his current coalit [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Ed Davey: EU reaches ‘historic’ deal to tackle climate change

Statement by the Secretary of State, Edward Davey on the historic EU deal to tackle climate change Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said: “This is a historic moment. Europe has sent a clear and firm message to the world that ambitious climate action is needed now. True to our word, we have delivered a highly ambitious EU climate t [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Ed Davey: EU reaches ‘historic’ deal to tackle climate change

Europe has sent a clear and firm message to the world that ambitious climate action is needed now. True to our word, we have delivered a highly ambitious EU climate target while also significantly strengthening Europe’s energy security by making us less reliant on imported energy. This website uses cookies to enable some features to work and to c [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014